Unique Food Tours

Discover Ottawa and Gatineau's top restaurants. Locals and tourists alike are invited to indulge in the city's booming culinary scene and discover the world-class restaurants that are putting it on the map. Named one of the best things to do in Ottawa, Experience Food offers you a delicious new way to experience this great city.

***CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 - The safety and well-being of our staff, partners and guests are our priority. Tours are currently BY APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice. Proof of double-vaccination is required by all participants.

Gourmet Experience

Dress up and follow our guide on an evening discovery of the quality and finesse of Ottawa dining. This tour brings you to THREE of Ottawa’s best restaurants. At each restaurant, one of the city’s top chefs will have carefully prepared a dish for you.

Our Gourmet Experiences feature the city’s top independently owned and operated restaurants.


Premium Experience

Enjoy Ottawa and Gatineau’s finest restaurants during our Premium Experience. During these evening food tours, you will have a personal guide that will take you to eat at FOUR of the best restaurants in a selected neighborhood.


Partner Restaurants

Discover these great restaurants during our Gourmet and Premium Experiences


Here's what people are saying about us.

Ghislaine L – ★★★★★

Centertown, Old Hull, and Little Italy Gourmet Experience

If you are looking for a great evening. Look no further. Mathieu our guide was great, informative, cordial and assured we were at ease. The Centertown experience was awesome, we were 10 coworkers. The food, service and atmosphere in all locations were enjoyed by all. It was such a pleasant experience, we did it again. HULL did not disappoint, we were now a different group of 8, loved the history and the walk between each location. The food, to die for and again the perfect host. So much fun we have now returned to most places on our own. I do not want to ruin the surprise, therefore I'm not telling which restaurants. You must discover, accompanied by Mathieu!

Nadine G – ★★★★★

ByWard Market Gourmet Experience

Thanks again for an amazing gourmet food tour of the market! The ladies and I really enjoyed it!

Anthony E – ★★★★★

Centertown Premium Experience

The tour was hands down, the best time we had in Canada.  This was our first "food tour" and it exceeded all of our expectations.  As I mentioned before, it's so good that I am going to write a more detailed account of our time.  All four restaurants were amazing and the wine pairing was perfect.  We got to feel a little like Anthony Bourdain.  Mathieu Samson-Savage was the best host.  Very polite and informative.  He was more than willing to answer every question we had.  All in all, this was one of the best times we have had travelling.

Josée S – ★★★★★

Old Hull, Hintonburg, and Little Italy Gourmet Experience

Good food, good drinks, interesting facts and we even got to meet the chefs/owners! This was great!

Joy D – ★★★★★

Hintonburg Gourmet Experience

Definitely a 'must-do-again' evening! An excellent opportunity to discover the hidden gems of our city. The food at each stop was expertly prepared by chefs who definitely take pride in their dishes. Each dish offered was unique, fresh, and beyond delicious. The information regarding the restaurants, chefs, and local history was an interesting and a wonderful bonus. Thank you for a very memorable experience. Looking forward to trying a different part of our city and seeing what else Ottawa has to offer.

Ellen B – ★★★★★

ByWard Market Tasting Experience

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Every stop is unique and we learned so much about the history of the area. Matthew is a wonderful guide. Reserve your spot on this tour today!

Suzanne S – ★★★★★

Little Italy Gourmet Experience

Having participated in Experience Food's Little Italy Tour, it is without a doubt that I say that I will be back with my friends. Where is the next destination?